Govt to fill-up 10 lakh vacancies in central ministries, departments: PM Modi
“PM @narendramodi reviewed the status of Human Resources in all departments and ministries and instructed that recruitment of 10 lakh people be done by the government in mission mode in the next 1.5 years,” a tweet by the Prime Minister’s Office said. This statement has come at a time when the government is facing strong criticism on lack of employment as against the poll promise.
Reacting to the announcement, Labor Minister Bhupendra Yadav said, “India’s journey as a strong economy under the Prime Minister has made sure we stay the course on human-centered development. The hiring of 10 lakh people will not only help the government meet targets, but also strengthen the march towards a fully Aatmanirbhar Bharat. ”
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Taking forward PM @ narendramodi ji’s decision to recruit 10 lakh people in all govt. departments and ministries in mission-mode, duEduMinOfIndia and @MSDESkillIndia is committed to filling all vacancies in their respective departments in the next 1.5 years. ”
According to the Annual Report on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees (2019-20), prepared by Expenditure Department, the number of regular central government civilian employees (including UTs) as on March 1, 2020 was 31.91 lakh as against the sanctioned strength of 40.78 lakh, showing 21.75 per cent vacancies.
Meanwhile, budget documents showed, jobs in all central government ministries and departments are estimated to go up by over 2.84 lakh by the end of March 2022 compared to 2020. However, the biggest job provider, the Railways, has seen a dip of over 50,000 during this period.
All but one central ministry and department showed estimated increase from March 2020 to 2022. Take the example of police under the Home Ministry, the strength is estimated to go up by over 11.42 lakh by March end this year as against 10.03 lakh, a growth of over 13 per cent. Similarly, the strength in the department of post is estimated at 4.21 lakh against 4.03 lakh, showing an increase of over 4 per cent.
However, the Railways is the only ministry / department where the strength is estimated to come down by March. The number was over 12.5 lakh at the end of March 2020, and is estimated to drop to a little over 12 lakh.
Earlier in April, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that during the last five years, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) have advertised for 1,85,734 and 27,764 posts and recruited 1,74,744 and 24,836 candidates, respectively for various posts in Central Ministries and Departments.
June 14, 2022